IT’S FINALLY HERE! the Craftivist Jigsaw project‘s coming to a head, with the unveiling of the jigsaw installation – compiled of hundreds of individual pieces, hand-sewn by craftivists from across the UK- taking place at the:
People’s History Museum (perfect venue right!) in Central Manchester on Friday 1st March 6pm-8pm.
We are really excited to invite you to the unveiling and it promises to be a very special event and one that all craftivists should be proud to be part of.
We will be joining Save the Children, Mr X Stitch, Deadly Knitshade and Hilary of Craft Blog UK as well as Manchester WI members, local craft bloggers like a future #craftcrush Charlie, local MPs and hopefully some media peeps. We would love you to come and hang out with us and other craftivists & supporters, have your photo taken with the installation & point at your jigsaw on the wall with pride as well as get to know like-minded craftsters more during this cosy friendly event:)
ALL ARE WELCOME but we are especially hoping jigsaw-makers will attend so we can share this night with you after your support of this project since October 2012. Can you come?
At the showcase there will be a craftivism table so people can make a jigsaw piece for themselves or their MP, an interactive game on the Race Against Hunger campaign and the opportunity to have your photo taken with the installation and just admire each piece. There will also be a complementary non-alcoholic drink each, nibbles and a bar you can buy more from (inc alcohol if you wish). If you need to park a car we can get you discount on the local car park area. It should be really relaxed evening and we would love you to attend & do share this with other people you think might want to come- the more the merrier!
If you have made a jigsaw for your MP and want to give it to them that night let me know and I can help you contact them if you haven’t already
Craftivist Jigsaw Unveiling event:
When: Friday 1st March any time from 6pm-8pm ( there will be a photo opportunity and speeches with 7pm-7:15pm we would love you to be part of this.)
Where: Peoples History Museum cafe area, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER
Life is like a puzzle, it all seems a mess but when it gets finished it looks brilliant. This project aims to show that we are all connected and our actions make a difference. There is no one solution to the problem of injustice but we can all play a part in a movement for change. We are supporting Save the Children because, as well as being a conscious consumer, this is a vital time to effect long-term change through campaigning and meeting your MP. We can’t miss this opportunity.
So… who’s going?!
Please do share this invite with others and RSVP to craftivistDOTcollective[AT]gmail DOT com if you can just to help us have an idea of numbers (not essential)
PS check out Deadly Knitshade‘s series of Handmade Heroes videos from our trip to Indonesia like the last in the series here: